All You Need to Know About Commentators for US Open 2021

Published 08/27/2021, 2:39 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 01: A general view of Arthur Ashe Stadium with the roof closed during the second round Men’s Singles match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Marcel Granollers of Spain on Day Four of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)


With the US Open 2021 just around the corner, the excitement among tennis fans is touching new heights. Questions like – Will Novak Djokovic win the Calendar Grand Slam, can Naomi Osaka defend her title, dominate the conversations. By all means, these questions and more will be answered between August 30 and September 12, 2021.

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Apart from the live tennis action, fans are also looking forward to listening to their favorite commentators present the game. And as the last six years, ESPN will again exclusively cover the fourth and final annual Grand Slam for the American audience. Hence, the ESPN media team for tennis will voice the much-anticipated US Open 2021.

A general view of Arthur Ashe Stadium is seen as Alexander Zverev of Germany serves the ball in the third set during his Men’s Singles final match against and Dominic Thiem of Austria on Day Fourteen of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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Tennis commentators for the US Open 2021

Notable tennis experts and Grand Slam champions will bring the live-action in Flushing Meadows to fans worldwide. As a Grand Slam tennis host, Chris McKendry would conduct the proceedings of the event.

Furthermore, the ESPN Tennis Analysts team boosts 18 Grand Slams winner Chris Evert, 7 Grand Slams owner John McEnroe, and other notable names like Mary Joe Fernandez, Brad Gilbert, and Darren Cahill.

Besides, ESPN also has a crew of expert and renowned commentators of the sport. These include Cliff Drysdale, Chris Fowler, Patrick McEnroe, and Pam Shriver.

Additionally, Luis Alfredo Alvarez and Eduardo Varela will bring play-by-play coverage in Spanish. Analysts Jose Luis Clerc and Daniel Orsanic will join the duo.

Interestingly, even the 2016 Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig will join the commentators’ team in selected matches. Apart from this, ESPN’s SportsCenter will bring an hour-long pre-tournament show at noon local time on August 29 Sunday.

Players to watch out for at the US Open

Unfortunately, this year’s US Open will be the first Grand Slam since 1997 in which none of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams will not play. However, a field of inspired and upcoming talents is ready to explode in New York.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 31: A general view of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the Women’s Singles third round match between Naomi Osaka of Japan and Cori Gauff of the United States on day six of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2019 in Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

All eyes will be on Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Andrey Rublev in the men’s tournament. Similarly, Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka, Aryna Sabalenka, Bianca Andreescu, Simona Halep, and many others will lead the charge from the women’s front.

All in all, fans are excited to witness the two weeks in the Flushing Meadows. Only time will tell who will lift the US Open 2021 trophy.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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